Sina Mesdag-van Houten

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photo of Sientje Mesdag-van Houten, c. 1905

Sientje Mesdag van Houten (23 December 1834 Groningen – 20 March 1909 The Hague) was a painter of landscapes and later many still-lifes; she was the wife of Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch marine painter of the Hague School.

Quotes of Sientje Mesdag van Houten[edit]

  • Without my husband I would never have become a painter, and without me he had probably not become a painter. (translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek)
    • (original Dutch: citaat van Sientje Mesdag van Houten, in het Nederlands:) Zonder mijn man was ik nooit schilderes geworden, en zonder mij was hij waarschijnlijk geen schilder geworden.

Quotes about Sientje Mesdag van Houten[edit]

  • Although the wife of a famous marine painter, she does not want to be regarded as Mrs. Mesdag in the arts, but as an autonomous female artist, following her own path..
    • Quote of Sientje Mesdag van Houten, in a Groningen newspaper, 24 Dec. 1904; as cited on the website codart/agenda
    • the publication was on the occasion of her 70th birthday, and Groningen was her birth-place!

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